Pictures of various axolotls

Pictures of axolotls

Pictures of axolotls

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Choose the fish, thats right for you!

An Explanation:
Pic above: Gold type axo eating a GOLDFISH!!
So as some of my avid readers would of noticed. Its been a lot longer then "2 days' Since my most recent blog post. This is because life has been extremely hectic this past week. I'm talking Work, Volleyball practice, 3 assignments and now a damn School Play i have to be a part of. (I'm operating the spotlight, my acting doesn't see sunlight don't worry) This has made the first week of March very stressful so please bare with me. My next blog post probably wont be until "March 7th" so don't check back until then. (But after that Ive still got Tests + Study for the next 2 weeks,  so, yeah)
If you ever decide to get an axolotl. You should definitely shop around and find one thats right for you.
Many aquariums will only carry a few (if any) axolotls in there shop, especially if its the summer months. There is the occasional store where they will keep a dozen of the damn things in a single tang. This squishes them all up together and is extremely stressful in axolotls. 
Make sure you check they don't have disease!
Axolotls that are kept in stressful living conditions (which is very common) do tend to develop some stress disease which is easily spotted. The disease will appear as white spots along the tails of the axolotl. See the picture below.


These axolotls tend to isolate themselves in the tank and stay behind the filter. So try and pick the ones that seem Big, healthy and most of all happy. Try and pick an active axolotl. IM glad i picked Aristotle he is 24/7 swimming around the tank unlike my other axolotl who moves half n inch every hour =/.
Colour!
I picked a black and white axolotl. They are a good mix and they look really pretty in the tank together. Choosing corresponding colours is usally an important decision to most avid aquatic animal enthusiasts. 
Those big round puppy eyes
Sagge, my wild type axolotl was picked because when i first saw her in the tank. She was standing up on 2 feet smiling at me and blowing bubbles. Definitely go for an axolotl if you feel a connection or "Click" and they will find a place in your heart for good.
Now, If you take care of them right, You've got a soul mate for the next `10-15 years :D.


**Update**
The Worms are still alive. theres still around 1 and a half dozen left in there. I've reduced my feeding patterns by feeding them 1 each. And then every other day i take a worm and cut him in half and feed them each that. The summer month has just finished in Australia but man its  still hot. Oh and everyone get there timers on! at the end of this month  a new Axolotl will be joining Sagee and Aristotle. No, theyre not breeding. But i decided a new one would really spice up the tank and im waiting untill we're well out of summer. (Oh and i got some cool pics of ari munching on a worm to show you guys)

Thanks then,
Im a whole lotl axolotl



-Josh

72 comments:

  1. It's look like an exotic pet.

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  2. i have been keeping african reed fish for awhile now an i just fell in love with your axolotl, as soon as i upgrade my rope fish to their new 55 i am going to put one or two axolotl in my 30 long (if research says it is enough space) can't wait for the next blog!

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  3. Yay, you are alive. I enjoy the updates on the cute little fellows. Good luck on all the work. Any ideas for the 3rd one's name?

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  4. Poor stressed axolotls :c

    following!~

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  5. Wonder how much the pet stores buy these for where they can keep them in such bad condition.

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  6. ohh always good to read your blog.

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  7. Woa wait.

    10-15 YEARS!?! That's insane!

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  8. Wow these axolotls are really cool!

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  9. best walking fish video ever, what do they eat?

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  10. Beautiful fish! followed!
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  11. Whoa, great info there mate. They sure are nice on the eyes.

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  13. This is the wierdest thing I've seen on a blog. Brilliant!

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  14. Interesting blog post as always. The first picture kind of made me laugh.

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  15. It doesn't look big enough to be eating that goldfish!

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  16. Awww, I love axolotl's and yours is a real cutie <3

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  17. Can I just say this blog is amazing haha!

    How much do acolotls cost? and what is their average life span?

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  18. Now you just need to get one of those awesome custom tanks that is all connected through your house and has naked chicks and stuff swimming through it

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  19. following n $upporting

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  20. I was at my local pet store today, and I'm not sure if the guy was being a dick or not, but apparently I need a license to own one of these things?

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  21. Dear † ,
    Axolotls are endangered animals but depending on where your from, You do not need a licence to own one. As far as i am aware you only need to buy a licence for pet Turtles. Just assure the pet store clerk that you already have the tank set up at home.

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  22. I'll let my cousin know, he is into this kind of stuff

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  23. I've actually looked for these before, not many places have them. they are really hard to find

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  24. Hey!
    Hmm.. Why are these type of fish so special to you? (:

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  25. So glad I found this site been looking for more info. My local petshop doesn't have them. Keep the posts coming! I like to check my blogs and fellow bloggers daily!

    I have pretty cool blog at http://trapper02.blogspot.com/

    Tell me what you think I am always looking for new people to follow too!

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  26. never had one but i used to have those water frogs. amphibians do it slimy

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  27. Following!
    Hope the guy is still healthy. Waiting for a new post!

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  28. My younger brother raised one of these from a juvenile state. Apparently his Biology teacher was breeding them? I didn't get the full story.

    It's still alive. It doesn't do much unless you feed it, then it's amusing to watch spaz out.

    The coolest thing about these was that his got sick and he put it in the fridge and like a week later, he was healthy.

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  29. I used to have on of these, pretty cool. Nice to read about them again!

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  30. bless the little mudkip fish, might get one for the missus cus she loves cute fish :)

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  31. loool i love these fishies. following!

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  32. Really great information!

    Follow us back bro!
    http://everythingawesomeintheworld.blogspot.com/

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  33. Don't know why, but I hate fish :S


    ...but I do love the taste!

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  34. These are the raddest fish ever!

    http://bigunicorn.blogspot.com/

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  35. This thing is freakin sweet. I want one.

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  36. looking forward to the pics!

    following!

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  37. where is the time people only had cats and dogs.. :D
    following for sure!

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  38. that thing is sooo cool.... I'm jealous..

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  39. Dude, focus on your grammar, this is terrible to read! You can't even use the words "they're, their, there" in THEIR right meanings. Saaaaaaaaaad. I bet you don't know the difference between "you're" and "your".

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  40. these things really are awesome looking. looks like a MUDKIP!

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  41. I had fish that wouldn't die for over TEN years!

    http://bsolidnews.blogspot.com

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  42. I really must buy fish so cute .

    Following

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  43. Axolotls are awesome! Following!

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  44. pretty cool little fishies!

    I need a pet....

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  45. Exotic looking can't wait to start my own tank up!

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  46. wow wat a wonder fish,thats so amazing O.o
    great post bro,following for sure and waiting for more like this

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  47. GREAT FISHES MY FRIEND!!!
    in Polish it will be "bombowe ryby"

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  48. I love Axolotls! They're adorable.

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  49. i really haven`t known this animal before.

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  50. Sweet pokemon you got there. What pokeball did you use?

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  51. That sure is one weird fish. There's something fishy about.
    I'm guessing I'm not the only one who's come up with that pun...

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  52. Axolotl's look like a sick ass pet, ive never seen anything like em

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  53. Nice I keep cherry shrimp myself. An axo looks like a lot of fun.

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